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Dec 12, 2012 2:00am PST
midwestern state where republican governor is eviscerating the pouf of the unions. michigan today became the 24th state to enact so-called right-to-work laws. much like the michigan senate last week, along party lines the house approved right-to-work legislation which prohibits unions from requiring members to pay dus. without hesitation earlier this evening, governor snyder signed the bill into law. there is a simple reason that laws like the one signed earlier are bad policy and bad economics. there's nothing wrong with a tough negotiation between a governor and labor unions or between a ceo and his workers. economic reality has to drive such negotiations. when i was governor, i negotiated hard but change the rules so workers cannot be effectively represented by a union takes away a fundamental right of workers to be represented on matters central to their economic well-being. it is one thing to be tough in negotiations, it is quite another to destroy the capacity of the union to negotiate at all. by slowly bleeding funds away from the union that's exactly what these bills do. this is not
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
here who, was at the lansing rally yesterday, along with a union supporter, andy sullivan. gentlemen, welcome back to "hannity." >> thank you. >> sean: steve, let's start with an update yesterday. the left has been attacking you all day. your injuries, okay? >> sure. >> yeah. i'm fine, i am tough enough to take the best shot that the gelatinous union can throw at me. i'm fine. thank you for asking. >> sean: okay. union guys, collapsing the tent. they are denying that, saying it's not true. you are there -- >> yeah -- [laughter] -- i was there. yeah. there is so much -- here's the thing. people can say i edited the video, took it out of context. okay, what about the hours and hours with hundreds of cameras online. you can find more footage than you could watch in a lifetime. this occurred with hundreds of people, tearing down the tent with women in there, yelling, tear down one more tent, tear down one more tent, cussing them out, making death threats. please, google it! i encourage you to. >> sean: all right. you are saying, steve is asking a simple question. you see the reaction, yo
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 1:30am EST
commission. mary frances berry. c-span2. start with compared to the union 22. that was a tough road to hoe but if it is not as much paid attention to because 4 million wear black or slave so when it came time to mobilize the not have access to 10 million but a white population of 6 million, half for women and half for under age. the demographics were tough to start. >>host: how many white males? >>guest: i tried to figure out how many of of voting age. that link was pretty tight and with the voting age white men with 18 through 35 by the end it is 18 to 55. >>host: what advantages besides cotton, we hear about that for years what are the advantages? >> as lee said they were overwhelmed by the industrial north of slave labor south than two-thirds of the capital is with enslaved human beings. they had to ship out across the embargo. and then they could list the things that they don't have. with a lot of faith just says they made the united states when it was they could secede to make this other country in independent to build a nation states on the basis of cotton and slaves. they tal
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 1:30pm EST
question because they went to work on the trade to make donation. they were smaller than the union to start with, roughly 10 million people compared to the indians 22. is already tough road. but a military fact isn't as much paid attention to this it should be as 4 million of those 10 million people were black and enslave. when it came time to mobilize for war, they didn't have access to 10 million people. they have access to avoid population of 16 million, half of women, many underage peers to the demographics are tough to start with. >> host: how many white males at that point in the confederate south? obviously that was the base. >> guest: i try to figure out how many member voting age. the link between voting a soldier and was typed in an 18th century. i figure there's one point at you voting age white men. military age starts out smaller than not. 18 to 35. by the end of the war, 1555. >> host: what advantages going into the civil war, besides caught. we hear about cotton. we've heard about that for years has one of the advantages. were the advantages for the south? .. themselves
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 7:45am EST
use of naval forces by the union and confederate armies during the civil war. now on booktv. he reports on the impact that each navy made during the war, from union naval support of numerous battles, including vicksburg and new orleans to the confederates use of naval mines and the militaristic deployment of a submarine. it's a little under an hour. >> good evening, everyone. last time we met here on this very stage to talk about the civil war, jim, you are looking to finishing touches on your new book. you are preparing your publication as well. now i have to do this the way they do it on the talk shows. now, james mcpherson "war on the waters" and craig, the civil war at sea, very handsomely done, are both out. that's good because we get to resume our -- we barely scratched the surface. let's get right to it because we spoke for an hour last time, we got to about january 1862. so i will assume you all know about 1861, and get to something that jim pointed out. that was rather interesting. is that 150 years ago this month, besides all the other things that were going on, the re
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
of angry union demonstrators. as you see, the lob of left wing thugs ultimately tore down the structure and they did so with people inside. however, what transpired before that is even more disturbing. let's take a look. >> what is it about right to work that you oppose so much? what is it about right to work? >> it's because it's the freedom to free load. >> they can suck all of the pair site cal benefits unions have negotiated and they have done it for free. >> get out of my face [bleep]. >> get out of my [bleep] face. >> you hurt nobody. get out of my [bleep] face. >> back off. back [bleep] off. >> okay. [chanting and yelling] >> what are you going to [bleep] do? [indiscernible yelling. >> he's got a gun! >> i'll kill [bleep]. >> joining me now from michigan to talk about exactly what happened to the fox news contributor steven crowder. you got hit pretty hard. you have a chipped tooth and another injury. what happened? >> listen, i'm underrested, overworked and tough enough to take the union's greatest bun. i'm not hurt. it was more upsetting to get home and see my wife up
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 9:00pm PST
michigan's capital city in reaction to the passage of a bill that dramatically limits the power of unions n just a few short limits i'll be underlive by steven and he was viciously assault by a union member. he was standing near a tent that was owned by americans for prosperity, a conservative group that supports the right to work. that tent, that organization, quickly became the target of angry union demonstrators. as you see, the lob of left wing thugs ultimately tore down the structure and they did so with people inside. however, what transpired before that is even more disturbing. let's take a look. >> what is it about right to work that you oppose so much? what is it about right to work? >> it's because it's the freedom to free load. >> they can suck all of the pair site cal benefits unions have negotiated and they have done it for free. >> get out of my face [bleep]. >> get out of my [bleep] face. >> you hurt nobody. get out of my [bleep] face. >> back off. back [bleep] off. >> okay. [chanting and yelling] >> what are you going to [bleep] do? [indiscernible yelling. >> he's got a gu
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 2:00pm PST
critical day in future of the unionized america. [bleep] [ yelling ] >> shut your mouth. it wasn't talking to you. put your hands on me and see what happens. >> this is -- >> leave us alone. leave us alone or we'll come for you and get you out of your position. >> eric: but this is probably the most dramatic fox news contributor getting sucker punched by the union thugs. watch. >> get the [bleep] out of my face. get the [bleep] out of my face. >> you hurt a lady -- >> i didn't hurt nobody. get the [bleep] out of my face. back off. back the [bleep] off. >> okay. [ yelling ] [bleep] [ yelling ] >> eric: so why so much anger? why the threat? the answer is simply this. the collective bargaining experiment in america is over. the unions are finished. whopping 20% of the workforce in michigan is one of the most unionized states in america. it's no coincidence that michigan is also the 46th worst state in unemployment. the unions know what is happening. they sense their demise. it's imminent. they're fighting to the bitter end. it won't matter. gor snider is doing what's best for the stat
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 8:45pm EST
impact that each nave where made during the war, from union naval support of numerous battles, including vicksburg and new orleans to the confederate use of naval mines and the deployment of a submarine. it's a little under an hour. [applause] >> good evening, everyone. last time we met here on this very stage, to talk about the story of the civil war at sea and on the rivers, jim, you were putting the finishing touches on your new book. craig, you were preparing four book for publication as well, and now both dish have to do this the way they do on the talk shows -- so, now, james mcpherson's war on the waters, the union and confederate navies, 1861 to 1865, and craig's civil war at sea, both very handsomely done, and it's good because we get to resume our conversation. we barely broke the surface. let's get right to it. because we spoke for an hour last time and we got to about january of 1862. so i'll assume you all know about 1861. and get to something that jim pointed out in his book, which i found rather interesting, and that is that 150 years ago this month, eye side from all the
FOX Business
Dec 25, 2012 11:00am EST
what has gone wrong? the bureaucracy. >> like they are up against job of the hut the unions and the paper pushers. >> destroy the system. bring on the creative destruction. who would disagree? >> and reformers who thinks city schools are terrible because of union. >> the test scores is not what we choose to focus on the. >> i know my kids are learning when i look in their eyes. >> give me a break. over my dead body. >> a few years it -- unions are mad because the chargers can fire the bad teachers. what is wrong with that? >> this actor says teachers need tenure. >> why have it? most physicians do not. >> but now there is good news some schools where teachers can be fired kids learn. >> give us over schools and the rare in america we will outperform the other schools in five years. how good our charter schools? >> unions say they are four problem kids. >> up until now the adults have run the show and make us stupid in america. school spending has tripled over the past 40 years. three sped much more than other countries but what do we get? student learning? no improvement. look at it
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Dec 11, 2012 2:00pm PST
michigan. protestors fighting for the very existence of the unions that built that state. that built the middle class. that built this amazing country. someone, please tell me what are we becoming? >> jennifer: tonight we're going to go straight to the state of michigan where more than 10,000 protestors descended on lansing, the capitol to raise their voices against harsh new anti-labor laws. >> right to work has got to go! >> he wants to turn us around make $10 an hour, what are we going to do for our families? >> jennifer: preach it, sir. despite the uproar outside the capitol, inside it, the republican-led legislature still passed right-to-work legislation today. that legislation would muzzle the union voice in michigan by taking away the requirement that everyone who's in a union shop should pay union dues. you might ask why is that a big deal. well if not everyone's required to pay you're going to have people who enjoy the advantages of a union better pay and better benefits environment but who don't contribute to the union's survival at all. this only works if we're all in it t
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2012 1:00pm EST
this was in the states that have already succeeded from the union, but the prospect of the country as a whole falling apart of the federal government didn't assert its power and its authority, the west coast there were some secessionist sentiments and in the midwest we can talk about new york becoming a free port of entry like britain and germany. so we look back knowing the result of all of this which of course led to the emergence of the nation states with much greater powers reached is a precarious it was for a long period of time but it's also important to recognize the slave rights in terms of the civil war it was a broad state right settlement but the only state that seceded from the union were slave states and i don't think that is significant, too. there is no way of understanding secession and state rights outside of the question. >> prisoner steve, the nitze fusion proclamation committed to put an end to all the discussion and any existing remnants of slavery? >> it didn't. it was a very important moment because the united states, the lincoln administration exercising his po
FOX Business
Dec 19, 2012 8:00pm EST
becoming a right-to-work state, many unions, making sure the other 26 states do not follow. that does not mean that unions have given up on michigan and maybe ball the governor who put this, does wisconsin ring a bell? that is not a surprise. but what is a surprise how they are doing it. this could be the union equivalent of the pledge by enforced by louder and stronger guys. they have no issue, a pledge not to break up unions. never mind this threatens businesses coming to their state or hiring more workers in their state, a lot figure out if they are not union workers, maybe they are knol not real workers,s such edstupid, and dangerous. do you want to know my biggest worry for the new year? it is not a cliff, i think will pass, stubborn politicians see the night. it is be on i union bosses who e their own members because they are fuse on see the light. why not stop? >> why not, because the essence of what we need in the economy is build rebuild, and preserve a stable middle class, after world war ii, strong union, businesses who understood value of a well paid workforce and governme
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 7:00pm PST
. >> greta: tonight, the union fight is absolutely exploding. teamsters president jimmy hoffa predicting civil war will break out in michigan. >> it's about power. >> i view this as an opportunity to stand up for michigan's workers, to be pro-worker. >> this is just the first round of a battle that's going to divide this state. >> unions are not about jobs. unions are not about wages. >> we are going to have a civil war in this state. [loud commotion]. >> and the fact of the matter is, the heritage study shows a quarter of the union members would stop paying dues if they could. >> it's not about jobs. it isn't about wages. it is want about benefits. those are the things that get all the attention. what is at stake is the democrat party having its money laundering operation blown to smithereens. >> it means less money, less power. >> we are going to pass something that will undo 100 years of labor relations. and there will be blood. there will be repercussions. >> get the [bleep] out of my face! >> you hurt a lady. >> hurt nobody. get out of my face! >> back the [bleep] up. >>
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 1:00am EST
states that had already seceded from the union, by the prospect of the country as a whole falling apart if the federal government didn't assert its power and its authority. the west coast, there was some secessionist sentiment. in the midwest, there was talk about new york being a free port of entry like britain and germany. we look back knowing the result of all of this, which, of course, led to the emergence, really, of a nation state for the first time, and one with much greater powers and reach than it had before, and you can forget how procariuos the union was for a long period of time, but i think it's also important to recognize, and this is about state rights and slavery in terms of the civil war. there was a broad state right sentiment, but the only states that seceded from the union was slave states, and i don't think that's insignificant too. there's no way of understanding secession and state rights outside the slavery question. >> host: professor hahn, 1863, the emancipation proke clay mages, -- proclamation, did it put an end to any discussion and any existing remanents of
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> i'm gregg jarrett in for bill gregg: the right to work vote will mean unions will no longer force workers to pay dues. that the birthplace of the powerful united auto workers union. martha: this has huge national implications over the power of organized labor. governor rick snyder believes there will be more job. he believes the protests hurt more than they help. here he is. >> if you go forward you will create a environment involving labor issues this could rise to the lebl level where i might not keep it off my agenda. i'm not happy about being in this situation. >> he has the responsibility as our leader avoiding this kind of a cliff. it is not, it is not good enough to be for him to say liks behind us. this will do the opposite. martha: there is the scene there. that is a live shot this morning. we were told there would be perhaps thousands of people gathering on the scene. certainly seems to becoming out to be that kind of a turnout. take a look at that this morning, 9:01 eastern time in lansing, michigan. the governor is set to sign this into law later today. it will become
FOX Business
Dec 11, 2012 9:20am EST
♪ ♪ imus in the morning >> you are about to see a test of the power of unions. there's going to be a big fight today in michigan and we're there. good morning, everyone, governor snyder is about to sign legislation that makes michigan the 24 right to work state. the unions want to stop it. they're out in force at the capital. it could get ugly. gas prices are tumbling in st. louis. listen to this, at 3.32 a gallon nationwide the price is still the highest ever for this time in december. california, a national carbon tax could be on the the way, they've got one already, how is that working out? and china may be the number one economy soon. really? "varney & company" about to begin. >> right off the top, breaking news for you now. fox business learned that a group claimed to be aligned with terrorism is threatening to launch a massive attack against u.s. bank websites and made that threat in the fall and this is a new threat set to start this week, we hear. and a list of banks targeted includes j.p. morgan chase, bank of america, u.s. bancorp, pnc financial services and suntrust banks. mor
SFGTV
Dec 13, 2012 9:00pm PST
the trade unions. so this represents now one full-year since we first approved the pla. and we had updates on upcoming trade packages to make sure that the unions are informed of work that is coming down the pipeline. sorry, wrong mic. as well as reports on the progress that webcor has made in working with the veterans organizations in the bay area and we'll have ted wang from webcor come up and speak to that in a few minutes. as well as the work as the unions have done with tech 21 and local schools. so there has been a lot of good progress made on that front and there continues to be no work shortage issues or other impediments to our project. and we had no reportable incidents in safety in the last month. in terms of trade packages as you know at the last board meeting or the october board meeting we awarded the substructure package. $120 million on that package and the slide says the bids are due january 10th. we do through the question from bidders process have requests to extend that bid date and we're evaluating those as we speak. so that is likely to be that -- that date is
FOX Business
Dec 13, 2012 11:00pm EST
. unions are vowing that it is a right to work state. they a promising the law for public workers to have the option of joining a unon. unions insist this doesn't give the governor a free pass to from the recall election. some are planning that in michigan. do you remember what scott walker winter in wisconsin? unions emboldened by the election, they can rightly say that they helped carry barack obama over the finish line. sometimes violently, right to work is wrong. even though they released video li this. don't think that they are not trying to do the same in other states like new jersey and new york. hold on folks, i really suspect that is the just getting started. they are not seeing this labor crunch. how big and bad business dbt? we have rick ungar and dd binky. it really doesn't matter. they could still flex their muscles. what is happening? >> i think you are going to start seeing it now. he's unions are fighting for their life right here. you have about a 37% of private attacks. you are you're going to see a drop in union dues because of the right to work. they understand that th
SFGTV
Dec 12, 2012 6:30am PST
want to let you know that i am talking with the union and they may be contacting you. also a parent told me today there were some parents who complained about my teaching with you. i wasn't aware of this and can i meet you with and there is another attachment. the principal went back to the teacher and said i am not sure about rescinding your resignation and your labor representative would be the best to advise you in this situation. >> that is also on the 16th? >> that was on the 20th. the decision was made not to accept her rescission of her resignation. from legal and labor, our actions are appropriate. i will read to you the section from the agreement that we have with our contract with ue, which is pretty short. >> before you start that, can you tell me, is the 20th, i'm sorry, the 20th is when that was communicated to the subject miss olsen, is that correct? >> the first day that she asked to rescind was the 14th and asked how it would be done, to her principal, not to human resources, but to her principal. >> correct. i have the notes from the 16th and the 20th you said? >> a
KCSMMHZ
Dec 10, 2012 2:30pm PST
europe. the european union collect the nobel peace prize in oslo. >> the thousands of jobs under threat. carmaker opel halts production at one of its biggest plants in germany. >> and will he or won't he -- mario monti's back and forth on resignation casts uncertainty over italy's economic and political future. >> we begin the show with what has been a day of celebration for the european union. >> the three senior figures representing the eu have been in the norwegian capital, oslo, to collect the nobel peace prize. it was awarded to the 27-member bloc for six decades of promoting peace, democracy, and human rights. >> however, not everyone is happy. some have asked whether the price is justified at that time when the eu is mired in economic and financial -- the prize is justified at that time when the eu is mired in economic and financial crisis. desmond tutu says it is an organization based on military force. >> coveted award was accepted with pride by the eu's 3 president, martin schulz, herman van rompuy, and jose manuel barroso. the standing ovation they received was a rare
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
here with the latest. >>> the michigan sneak attack proves it again. union busting is all about politics. >> if a half a million people leave the labor movement every year, pretty soon you start having crimp in the political budgets of these unions, it has a direct effect on the presidential. >> and former ohio governor ted strickland on the politics of michigan and what it means forrest of the country. >>> plus, major news from the fed that will boost the economy and help your pocketbook. we'll explain how. >>> the latest on the attorney general's announcement about protecting voting rights. >>> and senator kent conrad, chairman of the budget committee, gives his farewell address to the senate. tonight i'll ask him if the broken chamber can ever work again. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching details of the latest fiscal cliff counteroffer from the white house have emerged, and republicans are still whining and complaining. the white house confirmed their new offer has $1.4 billion in revenue from higher taxes on the wealthy. the previous offer was $
FOX Business
Dec 11, 2012 7:00pm EST
it watching the boisterous union protests, but unions are left intact by this new law. as is, the right to collective bargaining. the big victory for worker rights today, the elimination of the power of both public and private unions to demand and a worse dues from workers and the end of union power to force workers to pay what have been mandatory dues. michigan becomes the 24th state to enact right to work laws after legislation passed the state house of representatives and was sent on to governor rick snyder for his signature. protesters of this new law number some 10,000 at today's demonstrations. most league made up of uaw union of the workers, machinists, teachers, sometimes angry crowds that seem to be taking cues from their democratic leaders. one group described by those on the ground as a mob chanting and go home while tearing down a conservative activist group tent. a member of that mob scene right here. this as protesters are heard in the background threatening the police with violence. here he is trying to plead with pro union protesters to be less physical, lot less.
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 7:00pm EST
thousands of union workers who came to protest. we have the late ev. good evening ron. this one got pretty rowdy didn't it? >> it did indeed. but because there were two arrests as we are told. two people tried to storm into the governor's office building across the street. police were happy with how folks hafed themselves today. probably 10,000 probably a smaller group than we saw in wisconsin last year when that issue blew up in neighboring wisconsin. today i spoke to the governor who said this is not about the charges coming from the leadership. he said this is about fairness and giving workers the right to choose whether they so choose or refrain from joining a june on. here is the governor talking about this issue. >> shouldn't the juunions be putting this out and should bt the workers make the decision? so that is why i view this as pro worker and not anti-union. they are upset about how this was pushed through. a lame duck section. democrats won ten extra seats and they felt that the culture in january would be different. they felt that they pushed this through because time was on th
MSNBC
Dec 12, 2012 3:00am PST
job in the state of michigan. >> well, what it means is, if you get a job, the union extracts money from your paycheck for the dues for union dues. >> well, yeah. >> automatically. >> automatically. >> you've got no choice. oh, you want to work here? well, you've got to pay us. >> right. >> what if i don't want to pay you? what if i don't want to support the candidates you support? what if they're the antithesis of my values? too bad. and so i've never understood this. >> governor snider says it was the unions who started the fight in the first place. by trying to add collective bargaining rights in the state's constitution. >> i asked them not to go forward. and the reasons i said is is you're going to start a very divisive discussion regarding collective bargaining first but it also will get into right to work. it continued to escalate and was becoming very divisive. the way i viewed it as, it's on the table, it's a hot issue. let's show leadership. so i stepped up to say when i review it, it's a good thing. it's about being pro-worker and economic development. we'll get more and
FOX Business
Dec 10, 2012 10:00pm EST
michigan becomes the th state to ofcially grant workers the right to opt out of paying union dues, the state could have been the 25th with a right-to-work law. twenty-two othertate legislatures considered the pro-worker legistion this year, and three other republica governors, those of south carolina, teessee and india, signed bills intoaw. new hampshire could have been the 24th state to pass that right-to-work law. its state legislature did pass the bill, but outgoing democratic governor john lynch veed it. the president's public support of unions today poorly timed for another reason. chrysler's management forced to bow to the united autoworker union as the company rehired 13 employees who had been caught drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana while on the job. rysler's spokesman said the company was forced to respect a union arbitrator's desion. and while the president was in michigan, reports that a chinese auto parts company has purchased bankrupt a123 systems, a batte maker that received more than half of a $250 million taxpayer-funded obama stimulus grant. a123 systems was once
FOX Business
Dec 10, 2012 8:00pm EST
the union carolers to show up at his house but like cannot tonight they will be singing at his house. ♪ e nancial was founded back in 1894, they've been committed to putting clients first. helpingenerations through tough times. good times. never taking a bailout. there wn you need them. helping millions of americans over the centuries. the strength of a globalinanal leader. the heart of a onto-one relationship. togeththeror your future. ♪ 8700 vince descending on the home of one michigander governor tonight. i am told to seeing christmas carols but may not be in the spirit. they are angry for trying to poult a scott walker but he says not true. he once again state workers are right to whether there want to be a union. they don't have to. but they don't see it that way any different than lee scott walker offer to kill the union. who s right? to both guest, at first why the governor? >> they are targeting as an interesting time passage of right to work laws it is big to them but important to people in michigan. neil: there is something more sinister? >> even the governor said earli
FOX Business
Dec 12, 2012 9:00pm EST
the legal ramifications, can the unions come back to appeal this. >> they can try to appeal, whether not they would win is anybody's guess, this equal protect argument, why did they carve out police officer and fire department, and everyone else is subject to this particular law that is not equal protect, the state of mhigan will sapphire fighters and police are important to our public safety, w is withholding union dues related to safety. >> that part you say could makes it way to a courtroom? >> it could. >> we've seen in ohio and wisconsin, they unkid the limb -- unkid the limited part of the law for collective bargains. >> in wisconsin, the law was thrown out but it was a different law from here in michigan, the michigan law and i first impression for court, we're expecting there will be legal challenges to it. >> james, with all of these new potential legal issues, this is a boom for michigan, right? this opens the doors, you can hold cocktail companies for parties and say come work in our state? >> right. indiana passed a right-to-work law in february, are they have seen a mass
FOX News
Dec 11, 2012 3:00pm PST
to have to. >> greg: you can bring that up to negate any criticism of the union to commit violence against innocent people. well done. >> eric: we have to go. that is if it for "the five." thank you for watching. >> dana: on that note. >> greg: unbelievable. >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. this is a fox news alert. tonight, michigan, the home of the american automobile industry, state that has been dominated by big labor unions, is now a right to work state. michigan's republican governor has just signed a bill in to law ending union ability to force workers to pay dues. february they are not in the union. democrats are predicting a warning of blood in the streets. here is what the governor said moments ago about why he supported the legislation. >> for two strong reasons. first of all, worker choice. the freedom to choose. and the concept of more and better jobs for our state. i think it was a good thing to sign the legislation and move forward. >> bret: this makes michigan the 24th right to work state in the u.s. let's get an update now from the michigan capital. correspon
SFGTV
Dec 21, 2012 3:00pm PST
confidentiality. and mr. kelly is correct that we did not appropriately notice the union. we have as a matter of practice, we have a lot of resignations throughout the year, and have not historically noticed the union. i did not know there was a requirement. my bad that we noticed the union, but certainly our attorney's opinion is that doesn't affect the fact that an adult teacher made an adult decision to resign. and there was no indication that -- and a -- in good faith based on the resignation, we hired another teacher and placed that teacher in that position the first of the month. i don't think she is in it yet, but has been fired to go into that job and has a contract to fill that position and that was done in good faith. i added a block that specifically states, do you want us to contact the union, yes or no? and then the last thing that i will submit to you is an email written by the teacher in support of the fact that it wasn't one day. written by the teacher to my staff and to a representative of the union, when says, "i would like to rescind my resignation, the date of this is the
FOX Business
Dec 10, 2012 7:00pm EST
the unions that worked hard to get him reelected. >> what we shouldn't do, i just gotta say this, what we shouldn't be doing is try to take away your rights to bargain @or better wages to work -- [cheers and applause] these so-called right-to-work laws, they don't have anything to do with economics, they have everything to do with politics. [cheers and applause] what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. lou: while michigan becomes the 24th state to officially grant workers the right to opt out of paying union dues, the state could have been the 25th with a right-to-work law. twenty-two other state legislatures considered the pro-worker legislation this year, and three other republican governors, those of south carolina, tennessee and indiana, signed bills into law. new hampshire could have been the 24th state to pass that right-to-work law. its state legislature did pass the bill, but outgoing democratic governor john lynch vetoed it. the president's public support of unions today poorly timed for another reason. chrysler's management force
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